Season 3, Ep. 414
The 2020 Emmy nominees have been announced, and we have some thoughts. In fact, some people (Jake) might even say we have some hot takes. Of course, the hot takes aren't really pertinent to the Emmys, but when has that ever stopped us?Also, Collin hates Dustin fromStranger Things. This means that he also hates everything good in this world. Let him know why he's wrong on our social media pages.
Season 3, Ep. 413
You still remember your first cartoon crush, right? Who doesn't? We all had at least one that stands out that we will never forget. It's not weird. Cartoons are often the first characters we connect with as kids. The first stories we connect with, so it makes sense that we had a crush at some time or another on a cartoon character or two, right? Join our panel as they break down some of their memorable cartoon crushes on this episode of Stolendroids Podcast.
Season 3, Ep. 412
Every now and then you learn that one of your friends hasn't watched a movie or a TV show that you absolutely love. You may feel shocked, dismayed, or even betrayed. That's what recently happened when the Stolendroids team realized that Zohner has never seenBrooklyn Nine-Nine. It was at that moment that it was decided that this wrong must be righted. This episode is the result.What TV shows do you love that have flown under someone else's radar? Let us know because this was a fun show that we'd like to do again. Obviously, though, we need another topic so send us your thoughts in the comments, on social media, or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Season 3, Ep. 411
Although the media has been more prevalent in showing cases of police brutality and systematic racism in recent weeks, these are problems that have plagued our communities for years. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to watch our friends, neighbors, and loved ones suffer repeated injustices based solely on the color of their skin. Unfortunately, the source of this mistreatment isn’t exclusive to government offices or police units… sometimes it’s ordinary citizens perpetuating this appalling behavior.This disrespect, prejudice treatment, and hate speech is also prevalent throughout the geek community. Whether it's due to sexual orientation, gender, or skin color, geeks have become known for their gatekeeping and overall general toxicity.This week we are extremely acknowledged to have three special guests: Malinda Money, Stephan Watson, and Jay Whittaker. Each of them is a person of color who is willing to share their experiences with being black in both the geek community and in modern America. And what's best is that they all bring a unique perspective to things that many of us take for granted.Our first guest is Malinda Money. She is an actor, singer, performer, cosplayer, and self-professed geek. In addition to making some pretty epic cosplays, she has also worked with hundreds of talented artists in both professional film and theatrical productions. You can follow Malinda on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Next up is Stephan Watson. Stephan is the founder and CEO of Cracked Brain Productions and hosts Cracked Brain Podcast. He also works as a voice actor for games, commercials, audiobooks, short stories, audio dramas, and more! Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.And finally, Jay Whittaker is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and podcast producer. He is also one of the co-hosts of Geek Show and an avid birdwatcher who hosts Full Feather Friday where he educates viewers about the amazing world of birds. Check out Jay's website and be sure to follow him on social media at @itsjaywhittaker.Now, if you take anything from this episode, let it be this: please hear our guests. Take their words to heart and strive to be better. Though each of us may look different, come from different places, and have different backgrounds, we are more alike than not. Simply being kind goes a long way. So does listening. Your perspective isn't the only one out there. Your stories aren't the only ones that matter. Take some time to get to know and understand those who are different from you. You'll be glad you did.And one more thing, Jay mentioned a video of Kimberly Jones during the show. Please take a few minutes and check it out here (language warning).
Marvel vs. DC vs. Starstriker
Season 3, Ep. 410
Just when we thought things were starting to calm down, 2020 struck again. But we're back, and on this episode, we're discussing a classic argument: Which is better: DC or Marvel?Of course, as we find out, it's not that simple. To pit one entertainment powerhouse against the other and call the matter settled doesn't work. And while the argument was once pretty straightforward, things have become vastly more complicated as each company's reach has grown.DC and Marvel both bring something unique to the table. However, what that is varies depending on which medium we're discussing. Comic books? Video games? What about movies?Listen as the Stolendroids panelists break down each company's strengths and decide who is the better of the two as only we can. And then, after you have finished listening, let us know what your thoughts are either on social media or at email@example.com!
Release the Snyder Cut!
Season 3, Ep. 409
Two years afterJustice Leaguedisappointed fans worldwide at the box office, the demand for Zack Snyder's original vision for the film finally reached a crescendo. Fans had been demanding the "Snyder Cut" for long enough. Even stars of the film such as Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck took to Twitter to lend their voice to the #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement. Their voices were heard and it was soon announced that the fabled "Snyder Cut" would air on HBO Max in 2021.Some would see this as the successful campaign of a devoted fanbase. Others look at it and see a studio who caved into fan demands. While both may be true, the "Snyder Cut" movement isn't the first time that something like this has happened in recent history. Is that necessarily a bad thing though? Our panel discusses some recent examples and shares their thoughts on "fan service" versus succumbing to fan demands.
Collect 'Em All
Season 3, Ep. 407
Jake has been watching Prop Culture on Disney+ recently. (For those who are unfamiliar with the show, it follows film historian and prop collector Dan Lanigan as he reunites iconic Disney movie props with the filmmakers, actors, and crew who created and used them in some of Disney’s most beloved films.)That brings us to this week's topic of discussion.Watching Prop Culture put has put Jake in the mood to discuss the things that he likes to collect with others. But it's not just about him. He also wants to know what others collect and why.We all know that person who collects stuff to the extreme. They're the ones who visibly cry when a kid a birthday party actually opens the toys that they received as gifts. Maybe it's your best friend or your significant other. Maybe that person is you. Or maybe that person is one of the Stolendroids Podcast hosts. Listen to find out.NOTE: In this episode, we show off a lot of stuff that doesn't always translate well to an audio format. If you'd like to see the video of this episode you can check it out on our YouTube channel.